Jeff Burch has been selected by Niagara Centre NDP members as the party’s candidate for the upcoming provincial election. Burch is a lifelong Niagara resident, former two-term Merritton city councillor, and executive director and CEO of the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.
A Flood Warning remains in effect for low-lying areas of Cayuga, Dunnville & Port Maitland.The Coast Guard icebreaker Griffon has also been requested again and is due to arrive in Port Maitland this morning. In Six Nations, the elected council said yesterday it convened its emergency officials and will be monitoring the potential for flooding.
A male suspect surrendered to police without incident early this afternoon, ending a five-hour police standoff in Crystal Beach.
The standoff began at about 7:20 a.m., when a neighbour alerted police to a “male in crisis” in the area of Rebstock Road. Upon arriving, officers received information there may be a firearm within the residence
Officers surrounded the home 3835 Brunswick Ave., near Ridgeway Road
Police blocked the area to traffic, area residents were advised to shelter within their homes .Some residents were also evacuated from homes within the immediate area of the standoff. The investigation is ongoing.